Skobelsky, Petro [Скобельський, Петро; Skobel's'ky], 1849–1912. Teacher and historian. A graduate of the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv, he started out on a promising career as a historian until material circumstances forced him to become a teacher. He then taught at the Academic Gymnasium in Lviv (1879–90), a gymnasium in Brody (1890–1902), and several gymnasiums in Lviv (from 1902). While in Lviv he wrote several essays, edited the literary journal Zoria (Lviv) (1889–90), and published collections of historical documents about the Sanguszko family (1886) and the Stauropegion Institute (1887). He also translated several works by Taras Shevchenko into German and several German works into Ukrainian.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]